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  • wpalkowskiwpalkowski Posts: 493
    Sounds like you glow plug relay is failiing. You actually hear the relay chattering?
  • fjweldingfjwelding Posts: 5
    Yes you can heard the relay chaterring at the same time you are cranking the engine. When the relay is chaterring the truck will not start. Once the noise dissapear the truck start with out problem.
    The situation with the relay noise started after the truck went to the shop for a transmission leak and they replace the converter.
    Where this relay is located.
  • zonamanzonaman Posts: 3
    Recently purchased a F250 SuperDuty 4x4 Crew Cab with a 6.0 Turbo Diesel. I have roughly 1000 miles on the vehicle and I'm only getting 10-11 mpg. I'm a little concerned - I've read that folks are getting 15-17 mpg in town with there Superduty's. Will the mpg get better over time as the diesel engine breaks in? I'm also hearing a whirling noise when stepping on accelerator pedal. The dealer says that it's the turbo charger. Should I be concerned?
  • zonamanzonaman Posts: 3
    What was your fuel economy like when you first purchased your truck? My 2005 F250 Crew Cab is only getting around 10-11 mpg in town and I'm driving very lightly.
  • wpalkowskiwpalkowski Posts: 493
    I have a V10, not a diesel, so I don't know. . What year is your truck? Maybe Jim Mullins (the resident diesel expert) will chime in here.

    You can probably find it. Open the hood and look over by the fuses and relay box, and listen for the chattering relay. When you've localized the sound, touch the realys. You'll feel the vibration.
  • wpalkowskiwpalkowski Posts: 493
    Didn't see the post you were referring to, but I get that kind of mileage with an '01, V10, Crew Cab, long bed with an automatic,4x4, and 3.73:1 rear end. Though I tend not to baby it.

    I thought the new motors were supposed to be a little more fuel efficient?
  • fjweldingfjwelding Posts: 5
    My truck is 1999. The heard sound under the body by the gas pedal or maybe inside the truck but close to gas pedal area.
  • tl552tl552 Posts: 1
    I recently bought a used '05 F-250 with the Keyless Entry System. According to the owner's manual: "The keypad can be operated with the factory set 5-digit code; this code is located on the owner's wallet card in the glove box, is marked on the computer module, and is available from your authorized dealer."

    The wallet card is not in the glove box and the dealer wants $100.00 to read the code. Where can I find the computer module that has this code on it? Once I get the factory code, I can use the instructions in the owner's manual to program a personal entry code.

  • allenb4allenb4 Posts: 3
    I replaced the cam sensor on 6/6/05,only took about 10-15 minutes,and everything seems fine as of today 6/8/05.Bought the part on ebay 72.00 and 8.00 shipping.Thanks to every one for all the help saved me a bunch of bull with the dealerships that have no clue ,Thanks again Allen :)
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    1000 miles is not nearly enough to break in a HD diesel engine. You also have to remember you have one of the heavier Super Duty trucks (4x4 and Crew Cab) - the high mileage trucks are always the 2 wheel drive regular cab rigs. As you drive and get some miles on this thing, your mileage will improve. If you haven't already, you should load the bed or hook a small trailer to the truck and give it some work to help seat the rings. A run through the mountains if you have any will also help add engine load.

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  • yrbenderyrbender Posts: 25
    Was getting ready to put a rhino liner in my F250 when a buddy of mine said linex is much better. Called the installer seemed very sure his was the best around but about 200 bucks more that is alot for me but if its much better I would consider. Anybody have information on this. thanks
  • wpalkowskiwpalkowski Posts: 493
    Liners depend on your needs. Both brands are good but have differences. Rhino Liner is a softer material than Line-X but basically just as durable. Line-X is a harder material.
    Rhino material can be "cut", Line-X can crack and flake off - but can take a lot of punishment. Both guarantee their work so that if bits of lining comes off, you can usually go back and have it "touched-up" for free.

    With Rhino something you put in your bed it stays put and doesn't slide around as much as with Line-X. Line-X is easier to work with if you have to shovel stuff out of you bed (i.e. gravel, mulch, dirt, etc.), but other cargo slides around really easy and has to be tied down (, which has it's advantages if you've got a heavy box.) You can still shovel things out with Rhino, but the shovel gets slowed down by the liner. Cargo stays put with a Rhino, short of a panic stop, but you've basically gotta lift it outta the truck instead.

    I had Rhino in a previous truck, current truck has Line-X. Still good at 4 years old. Had some chips on tailgate and over wheels which were fixed.

    When I did it both brands were within $25 of each other. I don't see where Rhino would be $200 better. Is Line-X doing more than Rhino - ie spraying bed rails, etc.?
  • usmc03usmc03 Posts: 8
    I don't know if it's just the individual dealer or the manufacturer, but...the rhino dealer aound here sprays over everything in the bed whereas the line-x guys remove all the bolts and screws and whatever else, then spray, then re-attach everything. I have line-x and have no problems. Around here the price is comparable to rhino. Line-x does offer different types of spray. My buddy paid almost 200 dollars more than me for a spray on that is supposed to have some sort of gloss to it. Who cares? Mine is faded but it protects just the same.
  • treeguy1treeguy1 Posts: 2
    I have the opportunity to buy a 95 f-250 with 55K on it from a family member. The truck is immaculate, always garage kept and basically looks like new. I need it for limited use for towing/hauling that my everyday driver won't accomodate. This truck is an extended cab long bed 4x4, with 4:10 gears and a 460 gas engine. My question is, how much can I expect to safely tow/haul with this vehicle. Also, are there any inherent problems with this model that I should know about. Finally, how depressing is the mileage with an engine like this?
  • huntr52huntr52 Posts: 2
    03',F250,4x4,cc, w/88k miles. Hitting the brakes at 70 mph will throw the drinks out of the pull out holder.. This is the third time to experience this problem. Original dealer has fixed it twice before but never put anything on the repair report to explain what he did and I was not there to pick it up either time. Now it doing it again, does anybody have some advice. Brake pads have 1/4" left, rotor faces are smooth but do have half moon marks all the around the face. Should these things warp so easily? and if so has ford done anything to address this. I live in Texas and drive the truck on the road primarily.
  • yhcyhc Posts: 6
    Good evening. I am looking at getting a slide-in camper to go on my 04 F-250 CC/LB/diesel. The spec on payload for the vehicle is only about 2300 lbs and many of campers that I am interested in are in 3000 ~ 3500 lbs. When I did a web search, some "airlift" suspension systems claim to increase payload significantly. Are any of you familiar with this system or any other ways to safely increase payload for F250? Thank you so much for your time in advance.

  • wpalkowskiwpalkowski Posts: 493
    Air lift bags will help the truck to carry it. Also make sure your tires are Load Range E to carry the extra weight.

    Legally an '04 Diesel F250 can only carry ~2300 lbs. doesn't matter what you do to them - the original manufacture's rating is what the Insurance companies go by. They can get a bit weird on you if you have an accident and prove to be overloaded.

    I noticed this payload capacity shortfall when buying my truck and opted for an F350 instead - can legally carry ~1200 lbs more for about $700 price difference. Ford up'd the payloads on the '05 models.
  • Hello, 02:F250, 4X4 Super duty,

    This is the third time that my father has had the problem and they are putting on new rotors and pads at his expense. I have done a little research and found that other models/yrs have had the same problems. How do we get more infomation/help on the problem?
  • vstarvstar Posts: 2
    I am looking at a 2005 F-250 diesel Crew Cab. My question is will my 2004 Vstar 1100 fit in a short bed? I think the crew cab with a long bed will be to long. I will be pulling a camper as well. Does anyone have any experience in this area? The motorcycle is 8' with the wheel out straight. Will it fit corner to corner?
  • wildcatswildcats Posts: 3
    I purchased a 2005 F250 diesel crew cab with the short bed in December. Great truck. Gotta love that diesel. Make sure you get the 5 speed transmission too, it is a great transmission, especially towing. I went out and measured my bed for you. From corner to corner it is 8 feet 7 inches in length so your cycle should just fit.
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